Cynthia Marten is deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education and former superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District. During 32 years as an educator, she has worked as a teacher, literacy specialist, vice principal and principal. Marten is the author of "Word Crafting: Teaching Spelling, Grades K-6," which focuses on literacy as a key to student success.
Darcy Luoma is a master certified coach who has worked as director for a U.S. senator, deputy transition director for a governor and on the national advance team for two presidential campaigns. As the owner and CEO of Darcy Luoma Coaching & Consulting LLC, she has worked in 48 industries with 210 organizations and more than 500 individual clients to create high-performing people and teams.
Janine Shepherd is an internationally renowned speaker and former champion skier whose inspiring TED talk, “A Broken Body Isn’t a Broken Person,” has over 1.7 million views. After a bike accident ended her skiing career, Shepherd faced a daunting recovery and an uncertain future. She went on to become a commercial pilot and aerobatics flight instructor, earn a university degree and author six bestselling books. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in resilience and disability.
Chris Westfall is an expert on leadership communication who has helped launch more than 50 companies. As a consultant to political leaders, media personalities, government officials and Fortune 100 companies, Westfall helps audiences tap into authentic communication skills. He’s also an award-winning MBA instructor and the author of eight books, including his most recent, “Easier.”